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Comment 22 by PurplePanda

The very reason such absurd theories as Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity are accepted is because of the unforgiving adherence to the evidence in science

Are quantum mechanics and general relativity absurd? I don't think so. General Relativity is, at heart, wonderfully simple. Take the equivalence of being accelerated and resisting gravity and it all falls into place, and mostly can be explained without mathematics. Quantum Mechanics seems absurd at first, but for there not to be quantum mechanics may be worse, as reality would be very strange - it would mean that everything knew were it was relative to everything else with infinite precision. An inch would be an infinity and each second an eternity. That seems far more absurd to me. Perhaps, just perhaps, quantum mechanics is necessary for anything at all to happen, as without it, Zeno's paradoxes would be real!

Tue, 01 Feb 2011 21:03:53 UTC | #586745